I have 315/75/16 (35s, for the most part, and i think 12.5'' wide), on wheels with 4.25'' backspacing. And cut my fenders to be flat, and left the inner fenders out.
My tires only rub in the front at full lock on the frame with a little bit of terrain(curb, ruts maybe, etc), and i cut the pinch seam in the rear, and don't see any rubbing back there. Have yet to wheel it any since the upgrade, but again, street driving is clear... barely. I plan on putting on a lift to compensate.
Oh, and flat fenders with 35s looks pretty good, imo. Just need to get a non-stock front bumper.
I am running 35s and flat fenders w/o a lift. You have to cut a little of the plastic skid plate from under the front bumper so that you can turn from lock to lock. No problems on the road and mild trails. No rocks for me in FL.
I am a Jeep newbie, but I do know how and have searched.
I'm thinking of running 35x12.50x20 BFG's Tires with KMC XD Series Addict wheels in Black on my 2010 Rubicon Unlimited when it arrives. I will probably add a 2-2.5" lift down the road but don't want to right away. Could I add the Bushwacker or Xenon Flat Fender Flares with 35" Tires and no lift w/o rubbing? The wheels are 20x9 (-12mm offset) and have 4.5" backspacing.
I know many here will not car for my wheel/tire combo choice, but so far, I like them more then anything else I've seen.
I have found that 35"s and flatts will rub but only on off road use. For me I will be OK 99% of the time. Have decided to go with 4" procomp lift. A lift is not that expensive and never have to worry about how hard I hit a trail. I spent $2,000. You can put in Bump stops and not lift it but you will loose travel. Thanks for all the advice...
I have been looking at this for 3 mths. I have found on the street if you trim the pinch seams you will not rub. But offroad you will rub unless you add bump stops but that will lower your travel. I am presently installing a 4" procomp lift on a 2012 JK with 35"s. I tried without the lift and rubbed when offroad ~ i didn't even hit a hard trail and was bottoming out. I have been told a 2.5" will be enough but a 4" is only $300.00 more. Total cost for lift will be $2,000. Their are cheaper ones out their ($1,000.00)